Weekly Feminist Reader

NSA surveillance and the male gaze.

Racist of the Week Paulina Deen has been fired.

But, before that, she inspired some really great tweets.

The Department of Ed will collect data on anti-LGBT bullying.

We need to talk about disability and feminism.

High schools are trying restorative justice to keep kids from dropping out.

On the “safe kind of brown.”

An open letter to gay men about women’s consent.

Oh no! The poor, poor sexually abusive colleges!

What’s a city Indian?

A female writer responds to Vice‘s recent spread fetishizing other female writers’ suicides.

We are the 15%.

What if fatness is part of human biodiversity?

On trans elders and elder abuse.

MHP’s open letter to Serena Williams.

Because Williams’ apology wasn’t good enough.

Ten rules about recording cops.

We’re here, we’re queer, and we look real cute.

Why we don’t talk about abuse.

GWU orientation includes a transphobic skit (TW) that promotes rape culture. Stand with students demanding change.

Hypothetically speaking, Hillary Clinton is running.

We need diversity in YA.

Jessica on the default male audience.

Is there radical potential in beauty pageants?

Public choking isn’t a “private” matter.

Amy Poehler thanks domestic workers.

This week in Miley Cyrus and cultural appropriation.

High school feminist society met with harassment.

The latest campus with sexism and frat problems? Monster’s University.

But, on the plus side, the video is super queer.

“White trash” and compulsory sterilization.

Are your female politicians fertile enough?

Five things to tell a friend who has been assaulted.

Do you really, really love @feministtswift?

What have you been reading/writing/watching/listening to this week?

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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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